A number of years before David became King over Israel the nation had been at war with their enemy the Philistines. The Ark of the Covenant had been brought to the battle field in the hope it would inspire Israel and empower them to defeat their enemy. They not only lost the battle, but they…

First of all, let me clarify which Mary I’m referring to. I’m talking about His mother. She’s not mentioned a whole lot after the virgin birth miracle (like that was a small miracle or something … it was huge!). She was at the cross and watched her son die and probably wondered what went wrong….

We have all had those moments when all of a sudden we “get it”. That experience is as varied as a child who first understands a simple math problem to the homeless beggar who finally “sees” what got him into the mess he is in. We call them AHA moments. Spiritually speaking we need to…

Imagine being prayed for by a great man of God. People have lined up in long queues just to have mighty evangelists pray over them. You’ve been prayed for by one of God’s greatest servants – Paul the Apostle. I’d like to peel back the layers of his prayer and discover what was important enough…

Obstacles are those things that limit our progress. They make it difficult to achieve our goals even to the point of potential failure. We are not without great help! Some of our obstacles are derived from a very crafty enemy. However, Paul tells us, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in…

A common word to the seven churches spoken to in the Book of Revelations is, “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the church!” The Lord expects us to be listening to His direction from above. Often Paul said the Holy Spirit told him to go or not…

There are many things that influence our lives. Companies pay big dollars for advertising because people can be influenced to make purchases based upon what they see, hear and even feel. Sometimes we are “led” as sheep to the slaughter! However, there is another way of being “led”. The Apostle Paul tells us we can…

So what have I said so far ( if you missed the two previous blogs)? First, we don’t necessarily become spiritually minded just because follow all the rules. Secondly, you can live in one of two worlds: either one that is just “the natural” which doesn’t even consider the possibility of a higher life, or…

So what is wrong with living by a bunch of rules, especially if some of them are God’s rules? Doesn’t God expect us to live righteously and holy and separated lives? God does desire us to live noble and holy lives, but as Paul discovered it doesn’t happen by keeping the law. It only happens…

Come along with me on a journey for the next few weeks as I explore some thoughts that could be considered a little deeper. I want to lay out for you and understanding of what it means to live “in the Spirit!” The apostle Paul gives us a list in Galatians chapter five of what…